Laughlin Lake

Restoring Laughlin Lake

Laughlin Lake provides the headwaters for Greig Creek on Galiano. The 13 hectare lake is part of a 27 hectare protected area purchased by the Galiano Conservancy Association and partners in 2001. The location of the lake puts it between several other protected areas in the mid island region making it key to landscape level […]

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Stewardship Consultations

Do you own property on Galiano or another Southern Gulf Island? Are you wondering: How to care for your land? What kinds of plants and ecosystem types you have on your property? Where you maybe should or should not develop? What kinds of native plants you could incorporate into your gardening? Contact Keith, our Conservation […]

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Map Your Property

Galiano Conservancy Association has the capacity to create and print detailed, large scale GIS maps. Our primary focus has been to map important ecological and social data for Galiano Island. In addition to our own projects, the Galiano Conservancy has produced mapping information for a variety of individuals and non-profit groups in our community. If […]

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Planting a Seed of Hope – the T. Nile Project

“Planting a seed of hope so that life is meaningful.” Florence James, Penelakut Elder T. Nile was a top 20 finalist in the 2012 PEAK Performance Project – a radio bootcamp challenge run by Vancouver’s “World Class Rock” station, The PEAK. “Running”, her new single, is available as a free download with an option to […]

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Interning at the Galiano Conservancy

Ever wondered what it’s like to journey from afar to work on Galiano Island? One of our interns, Frieda Weinert from Germany, has written an article about it and published it in Island Tides. “With the mentoring of Keith, it was possible to experience the work as an ecologist. Having these unique, hands-on experiences is why […]

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The Galiano Conservancy Bursary Fund

Helping Underserved Children and Youth The Bursary Fund is used to help children and youth groups with travel and program fees who could not otherwise afford to come to Galiano Island. Bursaries are used by various school and youth groups. Exceptional experiences in nature for those who need it the most.  Our education programs provide […]

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Caring for Your Land

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold’s famous quote from his book A Sand County Almanac was written over 50 years ago and embodies the fundamental concept of caring for your land. The Galiano Conservancy […]

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